Paper Heart Valentines Wreath

I am fully into Valentines decor mode! I am having a blast making a lot of new items for around the house! Today, I made one of the necessities when one is talking about holiday decor.A wreath of course! Bloggers are always looking for another excuse to make another wreath!I don’t know what it is about wreaths but we all want a collection! At some point, we all may be changing our wreath every week!

What do you think about my latest creation? I am really excited about it because I don’t believe I have seen one like this!  I saw this technique on some trees, in a magazine I think, and thought it would be great for a wreath!

Material

  • 6 sheets of 12×12 paper, I used glittery cardstock I got during one of those 5 for a dollar sales
  • straw wreath form
  • hot glue gun
  • glue sticks
  • heart punch or Cricut cartridge with a heart, I cut min on my Cricut at 1.75 inches (You need close to 300 hearts)

First, I always grab these straw wreath forms because they are cheap but the secret is to keep the plastic wrap around it ON, this controls the straw. But they are great because you can pin, glue and anything else you can think of into them.
It is very simple, I just started hot gluing them randomly, overlapping them a bit. I only put glue on the point of the heart because I wanted to be able to slip them between and under.

As I went, I found it was easier to do the bottom row of the inside and outside first and then fill in the top. It was an awkward angle to do once there were already a bunch of hearts, this was much quicker.

It goes really quick, I think it only took 20 min maybe to glue all the hearts, I generally glue fast though. It for sure took longer to cut them all then it did to glue them all!

I grabbed some glitter tulle that I had on hand to wrap around to hang and I was done! I got this picture just before the sun started to go down, not a minute to spare!

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Over the weekend I party at:

 

 

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10 Responses to Paper Heart Valentines Wreath

  1. Stephy Marie January 18, 2013 at 2:31 am #

    WOW! That is super cute. Thanks for sharing ☺

  2. Vicky @ Mess For Less January 18, 2013 at 2:36 am #

    I love it! When I first looked at it, it looked really difficult but to see how you did it makes it seem doable. Sharing on the Mess For Less Facebook page.

  3. Michelle Hargreaves January 18, 2013 at 6:39 am #

    I love this–it’s adorable!

  4. Dianna January 18, 2013 at 4:38 pm #

    beautiful job!

  5. Ginger Bergemann January 18, 2013 at 8:01 pm #

    Great job! Your wreath is beautiful. I can only imagine how long it took to cut all those little hearts out.

    I’d love if you shared this project at my Show & Tell party this week! http://www.gingerlymade.com/2013/01/show-tell-9.html

  6. Kara @ Mine for the Making January 21, 2013 at 8:35 am #

    Love love love!!!!!!!!!

  7. Katie Drane January 22, 2013 at 9:13 pm #

    Hey Michelle! Just wanted to let you know that I featured your wreath in my Valentine’s Day round up today. It’s beautiful!

    Katie
    http://www.funhomethings.com

  8. Marlita2000 February 1, 2013 at 3:52 pm #

    I have been looking for a Valentine’s wreath idea, this is so cute! Thanks for sharing.

    Marla

  9. Marlita2000 February 1, 2013 at 3:53 pm #

    I forgot to ask in my last comment. Which Cricut cartridge did you use for the heart shape?

  10. Pam February 1, 2013 at 4:51 pm #

    How Sweet is this?
    Thanks so much for the inspiration!